Australia complete whitewash over hapless England

A record partnership worth 269 between centurions Travis Head and David Warner helped the hosts complete a 3-0 series win in Melbourne


Melbourne: Australia 355-5, England 142 - Australia won by 221 runs (DLS)


Australia men inflicted upon England their heaviest one-day international defeat by runs to complete a 3-0 series whitewash at the MCG.

Set a DLS-adjusted 364 to win the dead rubber, the world champions and ICC No.1 slumped to 142 all out and defeat by a record 221 runs.

Earlier, Travis Head (152) and David Warner (106) put on Australia's second-highest ODI partnership of 269 for the first wicket.

It was Head's third century in the format and a 19th for Warner as the new-look opening pair continues to flourish.


Head dedicated his hundred to his new daughter, both in September (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

In a low-key affair in front of a sparse crowd, it was a lacklustre display from England just nine days on from scooping the T20 World Cup.

Olly Stone claimed career-best figures of 4 for 85 but even he took substantial punishment during a bowling display which saw England get their lengths all wrong.

It was a performance compounded by the concussion suffered by Phil Salt which occurred while fielding on the boundary and forced him to be replaced by Moeen Ali.

Mitchell Marsh struck 30 from 16 balls but Australia missed out on passing 400 as rain twice forced players to leave the field, seeing the match reduced to 48 overs a side.


Adam Zampa sealed the record win with four wickets (WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images)

England never challenged the rain-adjusted target as Australia breezed to victory with 18.2 overs still to be bowled.

Jason Roy (33) recorded his highest international score for four months while James Vince added a dogged 22 from 45 deliveries.

Once the quicks had cracked open the top order, Adam Zampa ripped through the middle with 4 for 31 including a double wicket-maiden as captain Jos Buttler (1) and Chris Woakes (0) fell in successive balls.

Pat Cummins' side completed their largest ODI win over England in terms of runs as Zampa bowled Stone (4) to make it three wins in a row.

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